Government of Western Australia
Youth and Family Support Worker
Division: Community Services Position No: 010987 Salary: Level 2/4, $63,172 - $84,797 pa - PSCA 2019 + Super Work Type: Permanent - Full Time Location: Kalgoorlie Closing Date: 2020-09-29 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)
The Department of Communities brings together the services and functions of disability services, child protection and family support, housing, community initiatives and regional services reform.
Working in Kalgoorlie
Kalgoorlie boasts a welcoming and supportive community. It has all the services and amenities you’d expect from a vibrant regional city, including one of the largest regional hospitals, quality schools plus an abundance of sports and recreation club and facilities.
The town centre is lined with historical buildings, occupied by a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars.
Working as a Youth and Family Support Worker in the Goldfields Region attracts great benefits (subject to eligibility) including:
- Subsidised Housing (GROH)
- Commuted Time off in Lieu (TOIL)
- Generous Personal Leave Entitlements (15 Days per annum)
- Additional 3 Days Public Service Leave per annum
- Travel Concessions
- District Allowance
- 5% Annual Leave Loading
- 14 Weeks Maternity/Other Parent Leave
- Salary Packaging Remote Benefits
- Cultural Leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Employees
The Youth and Family Support Worker works with at risk Aboriginal children, young people and their families to increase safety and wellbeing by identifying and building relationships with at risk children, young people and their families to increase their safety and protect them from abuse and harm.
You will also be responsible for providing support and advice to child protection workers to assist in increasing safety and wellbeing for at risk children, young people and their families who are open cases with the Department of Communities.
The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides more information about the position. For further information we encourage you to contact Catherine King, Team Leader Child Protection, on (W) 9022 0700, (M) 0488 024 507 or email [email protected]
There is currently one  permanent full time position available for immediate filling.
The successful applicant or applicants assessed as suitable through this process may receive further offers of contract employment and/or offers of permanent employment in this or similar roles that may arise within the next 6 months.
Join the Department of Communities
Apply online by clicking the ‘ Apply for Job ’ button (above and below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only :
- A current resume/CV
- A three  page written application addressing all the essential selection criteria as stated on the JDF
- A copy of all qualification/s (regardless of the relevance to the role) as specified in your application or resume/CV (if applicable)
- An application form (for hard copy applications only)
Applicants who are short listed will be assessed on all the selection criteria during the selection process.
For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or to request any document in an alternative format, please contact Brielle Karklin, A/Human Resource Advisor on 0432 836 780 or email [email protected]
We can also be contacted via the National Relay Service on the following numbers:
TTY/voice calls - 133 677
Speak & Listen - 1300 555 727
SMS relay - 0423 677 767
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Communities embraces diversity and firmly believes that the best services come from a workplace, where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged every day. We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce, where we encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women and youth.
If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact Brielle Karklin, A/Human Resource Advisor on 0432 836 780 or email . If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact on 13 64 64.
Lodgement is system generated, any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted
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